Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
the animal air-lift, scores of dogs and cats left homeless by hurricane sandy flown to california, and this is just one of the many surprising acts of kindness for some of sandy's most vulnerable victims. more on that coming up. >> a heartwarming story. >>> we begin with the escalation of violence in the mideast today being met with a possible cease-fire. israel expanded its air assault on gaza as its iron dome defense system protected tel aviv, its most populous city from a hamas rocket attack. we have team coverage this morning. christiane amanpour is in jerusalem, but we begin with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. overnight the israeli air force targeted media buildings here in gaza while the shells not very far from here. the big question, whether a cease-fire will be able to be brokered before israel launches a ground invasion. israeli jets pummeling gaza overnight. two buildings housing hamas and international media were targeted. six journalists were wounded. from the sea, volley after volley of naval artillery hit alleged terror sites.
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shelter in a california. >> thousands of animals lost their home and we need to move the animals from the shelters to a shelter on the west coast to make room for some of the hurricane sandy animals. >> the flight crew and vets are volunteering to assist in the operation. and they are not the only ones helping. the spca has opened a shelter for displaced pets in new york made possible because of rachel ray. >> she provided five hundred thousand dollars donation so that we can care for displaced pets in new york city following the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> more than 300 animals have been rescued by aspca responders and distributing pet supplies, the aspca have helped 16,000 animals. >> dint want to leave my dog in a cold apartment. i have driven here where he can be taken care of because he is just like my child. >> the goal is to provide the people that have been displaced by hurricane sandy an opportunity to bring their pets in for up to 30 days and really just focus on getting their lives back together. >> proving in the aftermath of devastation, our furry friends are never f
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flown to southern california. they were moved from the east coast shelters here to make room for more animals abandoned or stranded by the storm. there's hope the animals will still be reunited with their owners, but if not, also hope they'll find new hopes on the west coast. >>> and our person tonight, new jersey 2k3w06 nor chris christie. "snl" loves to spoof christie, but last night, they didn't have to. they got the real thing on "weekend update." he showed up wears that same fleece jacket he's had on. >> i'd like to give a special thanks to my wife, who put up a w a husband who smelled like wet fleece. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's fused to my skin at this point. >> i have seening wearing suits. >> yeah, i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. but that's okay. it's a good fleece. >> it is good. >> stop saying things i've already said. >> okay! >> the governor doing the job himself last night. sends your idea s for the "instant index" at abcnews.com or tweet me @davidmuir. >>> tonight, after 40 years of thank yous, they turn th